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Pan-Fried Onion Dip

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Food Network/Ina Garten


  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 block cream cheese I used 1/3 less fat
  • 1/2 cup sour cream I used light
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise I used light


  • Dice the onions.
  • Heat a large pan with the butter and oil.
  • Saute over a medium heat.
  • Add the onions, both peppers, salt.
  • Cook for approx. 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and let the onions brown (caramelized) for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow the onions to cool.
  • In the bowl of a mixer add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
  • Blend together until smooth.
  • Add the the onions.
  • Mix together until blended together.
  • Serve at room temperature with corn chips (Fritos)